Alan was a great brother-in-law, beloved uncle to our two sons, Alex and Mike, and as a godfather, a wonderful example to Mike. Alan was quick to smile and laugh; I can hear him chuckling in my memories of him. He was my boss for one summer job at a clothing warehouse. Taught me to drink my coffee black with no cream or sugar, and bestowed upon me his Crosby, Stills & Nash 8-track tape. Alan accompanied me when I picked up my first new car from the dealer. He was a second "big brother" to me. Most of all, I'll remember the way he loved my sister, Barbara, and their daughters, Kristen and Lisa and their families. Miss you already, Alan. You left too soon. I'll think of you when I enjoy my coffee. I love you. Give Jesus a hug and have Him hug you back.